Fralin Mustang Pickups are the perfect drop-in replacement for your Mustang or Duosonic guitar! Our Mustang replacement pickups come in the same familiar styles as our Strat® replacement pickups. If you want staggered pole pieces in your Mustang, please call the shop for some custom ideas.
Lindy Fralin offers his Mustang Pickups in 3 outputs: Vintage, Blues, and High Output. We use our same formula and amount of turns as we do on our Vintage Hots, Blues Specials, and High Output Strat pickups.
Mustang Vintage Pickup
The Vintage Output will sound the cleanest. They are the truest to the original Vintage Mustangs. Vintage Output Mustangs sound best with 250K pots. The Vintage Output Mustang will sparkle and sound very clear. Don’t expect it to sound “tinny” or glassy – these are still warm and full-bodied. They sound big and wide, with an even balance of Bass, Middle, and Treble. Expect a dynamic and thick buttery grind with distortion. Also, you’ll notice a clear low-end and a sharp attack. Single notes cut through with ease while chords have an excellent string-to-string definition.
Mustang Blues Special Pickup:
When playing clean, Blues Specials sound thick and rich, especially in the lows and mids. Additionally, Blues Specials sound very open and clear without sounding too compressed. The 5% overwound coil gives the player 5% less highs and 5% more mids than the Vintage Output Mustang. Expect a medium attack, low-end growl, and a compressed grind with distortion. These, like the Vintage output, sound best with 250K pots.
Mustang High Output Pickup:
When playing clean, High Output Mustang Pickups sound very thick and dark, simply because of the increased mids and lows, and less highs. Additionally, High Outputs have a nice compressed, beefy sound. With distortion, the tone remains thick and fat while being slightly compressed and thick with a low-end growl and a medium attack. You can expect 10% less highs and 10% more mids and power than a vintage-sounding pickup. The High Output Mustang Replacements will give you a lot more power than most pickups and will break up a lot quicker than lower output replacements. You’ll want 500K pots for this pickup.
Fralin Mustang Specs:
- Original Fender specifications, with modern output.
- Clean and clear, lots of Fender sparkle and twang.
- USA-made Alnico 5 Magnets for optimal tonal balance and output.
- Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups.
- RW / RP Neck Pickup for Hum-Cancelling in the middle position.
- Two magnet staggers are available for different fingerboard radiuses.
- Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone.
- Hand-built fiberboard Bobbins for unrivaled quality control.
- 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects.
If in stock we will send your order right away. If on “Backorder” then your pickups will be ordered in and sent to us with our regular orders once a month. We will contact you to let you know an approx. time and once sent to you from Tone Merchants in Auckland, we will e-mail you with the tracking details. Usually this is a 3-4 week wait.
Tone Merchants are proud to be the New Zealand dealer for Lindy Fralin Pickups.